The Startup Train: Toronto to Montreal

It’s Official, the Startup Train Is Back!

The Startup Train is brought to you in partnership with TDIP, Fasken and DMZ.

Coming from the GTA to Startupfest? Kick off the festival early by traveling business class via chartered cars with VIA Rail, alongside corporates, mentors, startups and investors all en route to Startupfest in Montréal. Jump aboard for an unforgettable experience and maximize your time at the fest by making the journey an extra special part of the destination.


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What Is the Startup Train?

We are excited to bring back the Startup Train for it’s 10th year and offer GTA based startups the chance to network and engage with mentors while en route business class to Startupfest. Over five hours of travel flies by with curated meetings and conversations. The Startup Train wouldn’t be possible without our fabulous partners at TDIP, Fasken and DMZ.


The Details: 

Important Note: This is a ONE-WAY ticket to Startupfest. Attendees are responsible for organizing return travel.

PLEASE NOTE: Registration starts at 4pm in the Business Class Lounge at Union Station. Please arrive NO LATER than 4:45pm, as this is a business class charter, we board earlier than regular train passengers, and will not be able to accommodate late arrivals. 


  • Startupfest ticket + Train (For Startups): $674 + taxes/fees
  • Startupfest ticket + Train (For All-Others): $974 + taxes/fees
    *Please note: if you have already purchased your Startupfest ticket, you can contact to add-on the Startup Train option for $25.

Price Includes:

    • One ticket to Startupfest
    • One way travel from Toronto to Montréal
    • Meals and drinks are included aboard the train
    • Does NOT include accommodations - check out our hotel partners here.


Travel Information:

  • We will meet at 4pm in the Business lounge. There is coffee, wifi and drinks available so please arrive early and relax before boarding.
  • We will be travelling business class.


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